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    Got my CD in the mail today. Have it loaded on the puter and printed out the first three blocks. Still need to check my stash for background fabric.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paintmejudy View Post
    I don't use the scanner, just the copy function and they always turn out fine on my printer.
    You are right about the copy function. Now if you want to save the patterns, scan and save to a .pdf file. Just make a note to add the seam lines.

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    oh those seam allowances can just ruin the fun if you forget about them. I made the Ohio star last summer, didn't know you needed te seam allowance. It was not a pretty sight. LOL
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    Katie all your blocks are pretty sights. Bet you didn't forget again.


    Quote Originally Posted by klgreene View Post
    oh those seam allowances can just ruin the fun if you forget about them. I made the Ohio star last summer, didn't know you needed te seam allowance. It was not a pretty sight. LOL

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    Just found this thread! Have had this book since it came out, now have the motivation to use it!! Will follow along and, if I ever learn about taking pictures and posting, I might be able to get some pictures posted on this group!! You guys are all such an inspiration and so much help

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    Quote Originally Posted by PokerDiva View Post
    Katie all your blocks are pretty sights. Bet you didn't forget again.
    Nope I never forgot again, and that was only my second paper piece that I had done. The first one had the 1/4" on the little pattern.
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    I am not understanding about adding the seam allowance. I can't look in my book it's wrapped under the tree. But it looked like with paper piecing you lay down one, right side up on its spot. Next piece lay on top of first right sides together. Sew seam on appropriate line, turn, press open, trim, add next piece. Where is the seam allowance we add? Sorry if I just made myself look totally inept.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PokerDiva View Post
    Linda, you don't have to know anything about the states. That is just a name she gave the stars. No correlation. She also has a book of stars named after countries. Maybe we should do that one next year. I can't wait to get stated either. Not long now.
    GREAT IDEA, PokerDiva!! The countries next!! Have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

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    I don't remember if you said you had the cd with the patterns. If you do no problem. If you are going to copy from the book as I am, you will see that they do not include the seam allowance. You will need to add 1/4" seam allowance around each section. I just draw it in my book before I copy the pattern. Once you open your book, take a look. If I still am not making sense(because sometimes I don't) I will try to clarify. Or I could take a pic. Happy Holidays everyone.


    Quote Originally Posted by SheriR View Post
    I am not understanding about adding the seam allowance. I can't look in my book it's wrapped under the tree. But it looked like with paper piecing you lay down one, right side up on its spot. Next piece lay on top of first right sides together. Sew seam on appropriate line, turn, press open, trim, add next piece. Where is the seam allowance we add? Sorry if I just made myself look totally inept.

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    OK, I tried to take a pic of the pattern and it didn't turn out well. I moved it to different spots hoping the different lighting would work. Nope. Maybe someone else can try.

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    I'll be able to look at my book tomorrow lol
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    I just scanned the Alabama block, although it's upside down, but you can still get the idea. one of these two sections is the original, the other I drew a pink line 1/4 " all around. You need that little extra fabric for your seam allowance. Simple as that. Now I'll draw around the other one, and copy it three more times, and I'm ready to go. Hope this helped.
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    This am has been spent auditioning fabrics for this project. I'm changing colors again, as I have more of the blue, yellow and green to use up. Background will be a vivid blue and i have a coordinating daisy print for a one border. Now I have all these colors in one place so I can be more organized - what a deal!!
    I bought some thin paper thinking the puter would like it, but it just burped and said No Way! So I will use what paper-piecing paper I have on hand. Perhaps JoAnn's will have some and I can use a coupon.
    Anyway, Happy Christmas Eve to all and a blessed day tomorrow.

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    I'll get a copy from my library and consider this fun adventure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by klgreene View Post
    I just scanned the Alabama block, although it's upside down, but you can still get the idea. one of these two sections is the original, the other I drew a pink line 1/4 " all around. You need that little extra fabric for your seam allowance. Simple as that. Now I'll draw around the other one, and copy it three more times, and I'm ready to go. Hope this helped.
    So I only need the seam allowance on the OUTSIDE edges. The rest is "paper pieced" and finished. ??
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    Thank you for doing that Katie. Sheri, there are very good instructions in the front of the book. Read those before you start. I am sure you will have no problem but we are always here to confuse you some more.


    Quote Originally Posted by SheriR View Post
    So I only need the seam allowance on the OUTSIDE edges. The rest is "paper pieced" and finished. ??

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    LOL it doesn't take much to confuse me!! I'll look at the book when I unwrap it tomorrow. MAYBE I should learn to do the skill before I jump into a project!!! HAHA
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    Quote Originally Posted by SheriR View Post
    LOL it doesn't take much to confuse me!! I'll look at the book when I unwrap it tomorrow. MAYBE I should learn to do the skill before I jump into a project!!! HAHA
    You can do it if I can...I'm dyslexic and boy it was a struggle in the beginning, but I just finished a Christmas Cactus with a gazillion pieces in it and it turned out wonderful.
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    Merry christmas to everyone

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    great plan! i think i will join in- i have the book---and have made individual blocks over the years- but have not made them all- i tend to look through and choose a couple i like and incorporate those into a quilt---it will be a challenge i think i am up for-
    now i need to decide on a (color scheme) i love the great Motivation and Inspiration we can find on the board! don't know why it took me a week to click on this topic...
    anyway- i need to go look through the book- and look through fabrics---i think i will do--(controlled scrappy) and try to do them all without spending any $$! working exclusively out of my stash---add a little more challenge!
    and one a week i think is great- i gave up on BOM's mainly because i get a block done---then waiting 4 weeks for the next one i loose interest and am so far away from it-after a couple months i've usually buried it away in a closet somewhere i think with one a week i will simply choose a day- and on the morning of that day make my block---before anything else-
    ok- the wheels are turning- i'm motivated- COOL! it will be so fun to see pictures of how we all do!!!
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    Glad you ar joining us ck. Welcome.

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    I just had a thought . I'll bet she doesn't draw the 1/4 seam allowance in the book because if someone wanted to reduce the pattern, the seam allowance wouldn't be correct. I'm thinking about making the stars different sizes.

    My book arrived yesterday! Still haven't figured out a color scheme so I guess I'll have to go browsing for fabric, oh darn. I like the idea of scrappy though, could use up some stash. But I'm tired of my stash (it isn't all that big, just one drawer) and would like to start the year bright and cheerful.

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    No the book does not have the outside seam allowance. So just make inlarge or decrease as you wish and then draw your seam allowance. If you have the cd with the patterns this will not be a issue. You could do what I do and pic a focus fabric and add fabric from your stash.

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    I have my fabrics for the first block picked out. Don't know if I can do eveything just from my stash, but will see how it goes. I hope everyone is having a great day!!

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    I have this book and the CD. I bought it when I took my first and only paper piecing class. This was the book we used. I quit after 3 blocks because we were using their fabric and a black background which I wasn't crazy about. i did use one of the blocks as the center of a round robin and it is beautiful.
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